Petroleum sorbent pads are used extensively for controlling cleaning up and recovering oil and petroleum-based liquids. Conveniently sized pads allow the user to quickly spread sorbent over and in the path of a spill. Pads may also be used on a work surface in anticipation of a spill or as a wipe. High capacity sorbents have a scrim on one side to increase strength and help eliminate linting. Standard pads (200 count) absorb 43 1/2 gallons per bale high capacity pads (50 count and 100 count) absorb 33 37 1/2 gallons per bale respectively.